DC Daily
GenreNews program
Presented byTiffany Smith
Starring
Country of originUnited States
Original languageEnglish
No. of episodes450
Production
Running time16–35 minutes
Production companyWarner Bros. Television
Release
Original networkDC Universe
Original releaseSeptember 15, 2018 (2018-09-15) –
July 3, 2020 (2020-07-03)
External links
Official website

DC Daily is an American daily news program hosted by Tiffany Smith that premiered on September 15, 2018, on DC Universe. It covers news and content related to DC Comics, the various original series offered by the service, and the DC Universe community. In June 2020, it was announced that the series would end, with the final episode released on July 3, 2020.

Premise

DC Daily offered news related to the original series offered by DC Universe, and other content that "ties back" to DC Comics and the DC Universe community. The program included the following segments: "Headlines", for daily news briefs; "Reports", for an in-depth interview or look at an upcoming book, film, or television series; and "Talk", for panel discussions.[1]

Production

Development

On August 22, 2018, it was announced that the streaming service DC Universe would feature a daily news show, titled DC Daily. Episodes were expected to be hosted "by a variety of faces familiar to DC fans" with "special guests and other co-hosts" joining daily. It was further reported that a special live streaming preview event would air on August 29, 2018, on Facebook, Twitch, and YouTube with Kevin Smith serving as host. The livestream was expected to "introduce viewers to the show's format, sets and exclusive content and provide an in-depth look at the DC Universe service."[2][3][4] During the live stream, it was announced that the show would be anchored by Tiffany Smith and feature co-hosts including John Barrowman, Samm Levine, Harley Quinn Smith, Sam Humphries, Hector Navarro, Clarke Wolfe, Whitney Moore, Brian Tong, Markeia McCarty, and John Kourounis.[5][6] The first episode premiered on September 15, 2018, along with the launch of DC Universe, with new episodes five days a week.[7] On June 8, 2020, it was announced that the series would end, with the final episode scheduled for July 3, 2020. Jeff Sneider of Collider reported that, while the series was the least expensive to produce for DC Universe, production challenges brought on because of the COVID-19 pandemic in the United States resulted in the cancellation.[8]

Filming

The show was filmed and streamed from a newly-constructed 2,100-square-foot set that was assembled especially for the show at a Warner Bros. Digital Networks studio location in Burbank, California. The show's sets include large panel artwork of various DC Comics characters in addition to conversational seating, demonstration stations, and stand-up viewing areas for hosts, guest commentators, and special guests.[1]

References

  1. ^ a b Pedersen, Erik (August 22, 2018). "DC Daily Set For DC Universe Streaming Service; Kevin Smith To Host Kickoff Show". Deadline Hollywood.
  2. ^ Liptak, Andrew (August 22, 2018). "DC will launch a daily show on its streaming service to keep fans apprised of all things DC". The Verge. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  3. ^ Holbrook, Damian (August 22, 2018). "DC Daily: DC Universe Announces New Talk Show". TV Insider. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  4. ^ Paur, Joey (August 23, 2018). "DC Universe is Launching a DC Daily Show Hosted By Kevin Smith". GeekTyrant. Retrieved August 24, 2018.
  5. ^ Anderson, Jenna (August 29, 2018). "Co-Hosts For DC Daily to Include John Barrowman, Harley Quinn Smith, and More". ComicBook.com. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  6. ^ Goldberg, Lesley (August 29, 2018). "DC Universe to Launch in September: Here's What to Expect". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved August 31, 2018.
  7. ^ Sottile, Alexis (September 15, 2018). "DC Daily Launches on Batman Day With New Look At The Titans Show". SyFy.
  8. ^ Sneider, Jeff (June 8, 2020). "Exclusive: 'DC Daily' Canceled on DC Universe Streaming Service". Collider. Retrieved June 9, 2020.